A man who lost his father to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is to hit Donegal tomorrow as part of his 32-county fundraising run.
In 2010, John Twomey lost his fight to the incurable, crippling disease.
Now, his son Jerry has decided to set himself a challenge to mark John’s birthday this year.
During the month of July, he will complete a 10km run in all 32 counties in Ireland for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).
He plans to run his Donegal 10K on Rossnowlagh Beach tomorrow (Friday) at 6pm.
Jerry is reaching out to everyone in the MND family, and also sports clubs, running clubs, and social groups to join him, in their runners or on their bikes – everyone is welcome.
“With company the run feels half as long and twice as easy” he said.
“I would be delighted to hook up and run with people wherever they are.”
Anyone who wishes to join Jerry in Rossnowlagh tomorrow should meet him at the lifeguard station at 6pm.
He’d be very grateful for the company if you fancy joining him for a kilometre or two.
To donate to the IMNDA please go to www.idonate.ie/RunForJohn
For more info, or to follow the run, check out the hashtag – #runningthecountry on Twitter and Instagram (@runforimnda).
There’s a Facebook page too, and you can contact Jerry on email@example.com